Become a Donor

Strengthen the quality of life in San Diego by becoming a donor with The San Diego Foundation. Together, we will grow a more vibrant region today, and into the future.

Our team of charitable advisors will help you give confidently by working with you to identify the most effective ways to contribute to start your philanthropic journey and your impact.

Start Your Impact

What types of assets can you give?

Giving comes in all shapes and sizes. Our charitable giving advisors are experts in identifying the most effective option and will simplify the process with the IRS to support your financial needs. Assets include:

  • Cash
  • Stock
  • Real Estate
  • Life Insurance
  • Will or Living Trust
  • Qualified Retirement Plan Benefit Designation
  • Charitable Gift Annuity
  • Charitable Remainder Trust
  • Charitable Lead Trust

The San Diego Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization making all donations tax-exempt.

Why do you want to give back?

We know philanthropy is personal and every donor has unique reasons for giving. We provide personal service to help you connect your passion with a cause, whether it is to maximize your tax benefits, or support a specific organization, regional challenge, scholarship or San Diego in general.

What issues do you care about most?

We understand your interests and philanthropic priorities may change. Let us help you discover the most effective ways to grant your assets. Decide directly, appoint a family committee or group, or designate The Foundation to identify how best to support San Diego’s needs.

Do you want to give now or in the future?

Philanthropy has no timeline. Establish a fund today and experience the joy of giving now or gift part of your estate to The Foundation to create a lasting legacy for the future.

Are you interested in making a long term or short term impact?

Endowment funds ensure you will make an impact in the region for generations to come. Grants are gifted in perpetuity using the annual income, while the principal gift remains intact. You can also elect to grant all assets at-will through non-endowment funds to support programs immediately.

Learn about Donor-Advised Funds

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Contact Our Development & Stewardship Team

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